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Monday, September 26, 2011

"The Angel of Maryre's Heights" Plays to Family Weekend Crowd at the University of Mary Washington

A year after its official release in July of 2010, the short documentary, The Angel of Marye's Heights continues to draw appreciative audiences at screenings across the country. This past weekend, on September 24, the University of Mary Washington offered two showings as part of the annual Family Weekend event on the campus. Current students, family members, and alumni gathered to share the rich history and life that is UMW. For the Angel film, this was the second year as an offering, this time held at the Jepson Alumni Center, across from Brompton, the home of University President Richard Hurley, and a historic treasure itself, having endured two Civil War battles in 1862 and 1863. Below Brompton, along the Sunken Road, stands the monument to Richard Kirkland, the legendary subject of the film.
Storyteller Megan Hicks and historian John Cummings
introduced the documentary in the Jepson Alumni Center Ballroom.
Photo by James Anderson
The first of two audiences at the Jepson Alumni Center.
Photo by James Anderson
President of the UMW, Richard V. Hurley and his wife, were presented
a copy of the documentary at their home Brompton, after the public viewings.
 Left to right, James Anderson, treasurer of Friends of the Fredericksburg Area
Battlefields, President Hurley and his wife Rose, and John Cummings, chair of
Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields.
Photo by kind assistance of Abbie McGhee, UMW staff.
Blog host, John Cummings, filmed at the Civil War Life Museum, provides
commentary throughout the documentary, along with other historians.
Clint Ross, Michael Aubrecht and crew, shown during filming in Fredericksburg.
Photo by Mike Morones, The Free Lance-Star
Storyteller Megan Hicks provided a special dimension to the film.
She is seen here at the Stone Wall, with the Kirkland Memorial behind.

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